Category:Library and Information Studies
Table Of Contents: Volume 61 Issue 1
The purpose of this article is to introduce the special issue of Journal of Documentation about library and information science (LIS) and the philosophy of science.
The philosophical position known as critical realism is briefly introduced, and some of its central features are used to connect the philosophy and the realist social…
To show that the neo‐pragmatist position of Richard Rorty, when combined with a sociocultural perspective, provides library and information science (LIS) with a forceful…
Explores the relevance of structuralism and post‐structuralism to the field of library and information science (LIS).
Describes the basic premises of three metatheories that represent important or emerging perspectives on information seeking, retrieval and knowledge formation in…
To analyse the use of hermeneutics in library and information science (LIS).
The purpose of this paper is to examine the importance and influence of the epistemologies: “empiricism”, “rationalism” and “positivism” in library and information science (LIS).
The purpose of this afterword is to examine which questions have been illuminated in the present issue and which theoretical problems still need to be addressed.
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Copyright Holder:Emerald Publishing Limited
- Prof David Bawden